Audatex partners with Peugeot Citroën

Audatex is working in partnership with Peugeot Citroën, developing a premium training programme with bespoke certification for its bodyshop staff.

Under the new programme, Audatex carried out training sessions for Peugeot Citroen’s vehicle damage assessors as the manufacturer continues to invest in the excellence of its staff.

Training took place in 15 regional centres across the UK, including Maidstone, Newbury, Bristol and Milton Keynes. The vehicle damage assessors were tested throughout the training and based on their performance, a winner was announced from each of the networks. The Citroen Estimator of the Year was awarded to Matt Famer of MG Cannon Salisbury and the Peugeot Estimator of the Year was awarded to Neil Trisnan of Robins and Day Chiswick. Each winner received a pretigious trophy along with and iPad and a three month subscription to AudaMobile for use within their business.

Leonie Douglas fleet & collision programmes manager at Peugeot Citroen said, ‘Our growing partnership with Audatex ensures that we can continue to bring our bodyshop estimators the very best training, helping them get assessments right first time, keeping their costs down and increasing the efficiency across our approved network.’

Bob Footner, Peugeot Citroën’s regional bodyshop development manager said, ‘With the Estimator of the Year programme in place, estimators in our approved network are now receiving specific input on branded items of the Peugeot Citroen approved programme. The course provides the annual recertification for Audatex and educates them about the branded initiaves available to our approved network. For example, the write off avoidance scheme, manufacturer repair methods, information on daily use and charge out rates and the branded hybrid training.  Along with recertification and all the branded information, the estimators now also have the opportunity to win this competition for themselves and their business, pushing the level of excellence even further.  Working with Audatex means we can be sure that Peugeot and Citroen assessors are confident with the latest technologies and models.

Paul Skyes, managing director of Audatex commented, ‘The success of the Estimator of the Year initiatives reflects the strength of our partnership with Peugeot Citroen. Our training programmes help manufacturers and bodyshops maximise the efficiency of their staff by improving right first time estimates and maintaining an up-to-date, high level of service.’

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